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the gaiety of nations

The enjoyment and amusement of people around the world. The venerated actor has not only added to the gaiety of nations with his performances, but also been a key figure in raising money and awareness for some of the most important charities around the world.
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the gaiety of nations

general cheerfulness or amusement. British
In The Lives of the English Poets, Samuel Johnson wrote about the death of the great actor David Garrick ( 1717–79 ), remarking that it ‘has eclipsed the gaiety of nations and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure’.
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Rural isolation is also the theme of John B Keane's comedy The Matchmaker which he and ex-Glenroe star Mary will be performing in the Gaiety all this week.
The Gaiety got into such a state a few years ago that we had to work with the council's planning department to take enforcement action to tidy the building up.
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"Such activities have been taking place here since Gaiety theatre had undergone the inauguration.
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From this innocent beginning the Gaiety soon experienced life's seamier side.
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Never mind that this year's Arsenale show on cities was as dry as a ship's biscuit, the gaiety of nations in the Giardini took up Signor Burdett's theme of global urban existence (and the social, economic and architectural challenges thereof) con brio.
It focuses instead on a lighthearted moment of gaiety, inside a comfortable establishment, vibrant with the sounds of music, dancing, and conversation.
Like a real version of Hi-de-Hi, Sunshine Camp on the Isle of Wight - slogan Gaiety Guaranteed - has a Ted Bovis-type entertainment manager in Buster Brimson, a former Butlins Redcoat.
The whole gaiety thing, the over-the-topness--I think it's great TV if it comes off as a natural part of the person's personality."